I believe in angels. I believe in heavenly angels and I believe in earthly angels. I believe that heavenly angels are sent by God to remind us of his never-ending love and to watch over us. I believe that earthly angels were created by God as an extension of his love to help us with our daily lives.
I believe that heavenly angels are closer than we think. I believe they walk with us every day and are always ready to help us. We might not be able to see them but they are there.
I have been thinking a lot about the heavenly angels, especially with the recent school shootings,the innocent men, women, and children caught in the line of fire in their hometowns, and those who have died from drug overdoses not to mention all those who passed from illnesses or those who no longer had the will to live.
My heart is heavy for all the beautiful families grieving the loss of their loved ones. Sometimes when I close my eyes, I picture an army of beautiful heavenly angels, holding precious souls close to their hearts as they start their journey to heaven. I can almost hear them singing softly as each soul and angel fly high, reaching heaven’s gates.
Through the gates, rainbows abound, flowers more vibrant than we could ever imagine, birds singing and love and happiness flows. A place where there is no pain and everyone is safe and loved. There the heavenly angels wait for their next assignment. They wait patiently with love while watching over our loved ones who are happy in their new home.
We see earthly angels every day. I believe that God created ordinary men, women, and children to help us when our hearts are broken and when we need someone to talk to, or when we just need a helping hand. Earthly angels always seem to show up at just the right time. They are the ones who knock on doors, the ones who know just when to call, and the ones who are always ready to listen. They are the ones that hug and the ones that encourage. The ones who will walk alongside those who need them.
Earthly angels are there when their hurting family or friends need hot meals or rides to doctor appointments. They are the ones who sit with a sick friend or wait patiently with those expecting news, whether good or bad. They are the givers of hope to those facing all kinds of life issues. Sometimes, earth angels can be someone we meet just once, but make a significant change in our lives. They are the ones that smile and say, ” Hello.” when we least expect it. They may not even realize they are brought into our lives for a reason. But still, they show up.
Sometimes, earth angels are lifelong friends who God richly blessed us with. Friends who we know will always be there waiting, encouraging, and going that extra mile. God knew what he was doing when he created his angels. He made sure to create two kinds, heavenly and earthy; both to help those in need, both filled with compassion, hope, and love. An angel here and an angel there; both beautiful gifts from God.